Dietrich Lehrer used the concept of a metaphorical supercontinent long before the global revolution. An autonomous quasi-utopian state without the unnecessary divisions of race, culture, sociopolitical or socioeconomic class and national order was the literal state in which he lived. He called it New Pangea. When he began working on the space stations in the early 2000s, he called them Gondwana and Laurasia to reflect this utopian ideal. He would later write that he had very little knowledge or interest in science, Pangea or Pangea Proxima. It was a simple concept to him; used in a metaphorical sense. To him science was just another religion. An obstacle consisting of arbitrary rules. - Biography of a Madman, by Lars Anthony
There were two series of space stations built by Lehrer/Sheen just prior to the global revolution. The Laurasia and Gondwana series. Laurasia was built in the Northern Hemisphere and was used for educational and recreational purposes; Laurasia passengers and crew explored outer space for five-month periods though a month was allowed for the possibility of any delays and maintenance at the end of each mission. Typically, Laurasia docked in each of the five of Earth's Lagrange (liberation) points due to the gravity in those places being similar to that of Earth. The Lagrange points afford a clear view of deep space without interference from the Earth, Moon and Sun which makes them ideal for observation of stars, galaxies and exoplanets.
Laurasia also allows for the study of small bodies which naturally occur in the liberation points, the repositioning, refueling and repairing of satellites and spacecrafts, the placement of sensors which collect data on aerosols, atmospheric composition, clouds, ocean and vegetation properties as well as surface radiation of planet Earth. The only thing new with the Laurasia station was the introduction of civilian participation, which was recreational as well as educational.
Gondwana was built in the Southern Hemisphere and was primarily used for deep space manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, crystals and electronics, due to the benefits of anti-gravity in the development and manufacturing of those items. The staff of Gondwana was entirely robotic. The primary focus of the research done on Gondwana is mind uploading as well as brain-computer and brain-machine interfaces (BCI & BMI). This combination of neuroscience and computer science manifests itself in connectomics and virtual reality for the purpose of development of androids, gynoids, robots and artificial intelligence.